Matthews scores in OT to lift Maple Leafs past Flames 2-1

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his game winning goal with teammate Morgan Rielly (44) during overtime against the Calgary Flames in an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his game winning goal with teammate Morgan Rielly (44) during overtime against the Calgary Flames in an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin (8), Justin Holl (3) and Auston Matthews (34) team up to defend as goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save on Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin (8), Justin Holl (3) and Auston Matthews (34) team up to defend as goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save on Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) watches Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews' (34) game winning overtime goal bounce out of the net during an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) watches Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews' (34) game winning overtime goal bounce out of the net during an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Calgary Flames' Oliver Kylington (58) scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames' Oliver Kylington (58) scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) dives to cover up the puck as Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4), Nikita Zadorov (16) and Mikael Backlund (11) try to control Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) and center William Nylander (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) dives to cover up the puck as Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4), Nikita Zadorov (16) and Mikael Backlund (11) try to control Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) and center William Nylander (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) makes a save as defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) tries to control Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames goaltender Dan Vladar (80) makes a save as defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) tries to control Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Michael Bunting (58) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save as Calgary Flames' Trevor Lewis (22) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Jack Campbell (36) makes a save as Calgary Flames' Trevor Lewis (22) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 11/12/2021 10:25 PM

TORONTO -- Auston Matthews scored at 2:32 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Friday night.

William Nylander had a goal and an assist and Jack Campbell made 30 saves to help the Maple Leafs win for the seventh time in eight games.

 

Oliver Kylington scored for Calgary, which has lost three straight (0-2-1). Dan Vladar stopped 35 shots.

Vladar stopped Matthews on a breakaway and Mitch Marner on a follow in overtime before Campbell shut the door on a frantic sequence in Toronto's end. However, Matthews got another chance on his next shift, and beat Vladar between the pads for his sixth goal of the season.

With his goalie shutting the door on chance after chance, Kylington started a break the other way early in the third period. The smooth-skating defenseman passed to Johnny Gaudreau before getting the return feed and beating Campbell with a move to the backhand for his second goal of the season at 4:55 to put Calgary up 1-0.

Vladar, who got the call ahead of regular starter Jacob Markstrom in the second game of a back-to-back following Thursday's 4-2 loss to Montreal, continued to shut the door for the Flames until Nylander blasted home his team-leading eighth on a one-timer with 7:06 left.

The Flames got their first power play when Ondrej Kase went off for tripping with 5:25 remaining, but the Maple Leafs had the best chance when defenseman Jake Muzzin hit the post.

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TAVARES RETURNS

Toronto captain John Tavares returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday's 3-0 road shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers.

HALL OF FAMERS HONORED

The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 was honored before the game after last year's induction ceremony was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jarome Iginla, who served as Flames captain from 2003-13, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson and Kim St-Pierre are set to go into the hall in the player category Monday, while Ken Holland will enter as a builder.

UP NEXT

Flames: At Ottawa on Sunday.

Maple Leafs: Host Buffalo on Saturday night.

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